Tales from the Sea Garden

Tales from The Sea Garden

Email me: theseagarden@btinternet.com

Thursday, 26 May 2016

May Days

A huge thank you to everyone who bought from me at the recent Decorative Living Fair up in Kent; it was a most enjoyable fair! Perhaps I shall meet some of you again if you come down to Cornwall for your summer holidays.....

 It's time I took you on a tour of the shop again.....
 Spring flowers and sunshine!

 New porcelain vessels by Rebecca Harvey, and recycled glass bead bracelets,

 new Liberty fabrics and old fabric bundles,

 and one of Wendy's handmade dolls. the hair is pure Wensleydale sheep's wool - just gorgeous!
Happy Bank Holiday weekend everyone!

The Sea Garden will be open daily 1-5pm
26th May - 5th June

Saturday, 23 April 2016

The Modern Makers Fair

Just a few pictures of my stand at The Modern Makers Fair: I've got a lovely large space with a floor-to-ceiling picture window of the view overlooking the sea!

The Fair is arranged over 3 floors of the hotel, with dozens of exhibitors selling all sorts of beautiful handmade things. It's not too late if you're in Cornwall and fancy coming along; the Fair is on again tomorrow from 10am till 4pm. Tickets have not sold out so you can just turn up at the door; entry is free. The Bedruthan Steps Hotel is at Mawgan Porth on the north Coast about 15 minutes from Newquay.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

 Nice to be making cushions again! I love to match all the delicious colours of my old Sylko threads to the fabrics I'm using,
 including this beautiful length of French curtain that I recently bought from Sue Meager.
 I'm making for a fair that I'm doing for the first time, The 'Modern Makers Fair' at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel near Newquay this coming weekend, 23rd and 24th April (see side bar). There will be over 50 contemporary designer-makers from Cornwall and further afield selling their work. Tickets are free but must be downloaded in advance via the website, by clicking here.
As well as cushions I will also have a collection of my shell collages for sale, both large and small, and plenty of handmade cards. 
I am on a 'demonstration' stand, so I shall be attempting to recreate a little corner of my studio and doing a bit of stitching and arranging so that visitors can get an idea of my working methods and what inspires me. Hope some of you can make it along! x

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!
It's very hard in our modern world when daily news bulletins tell us of war and death and cruelty to remember that there is so much good in the world too; everywhere people are doing little random acts of kindness towards others. Even the smallest act of kindness can be enough to plant the seed of hope in someone in need.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016


Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday:
OPEN 10.30am - 5pm

Tuesday 29th March - Sunday 10th April: 
OPEN DAILY 1pm - 5pm

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

 Tiny mermaids' jewellery boxes.....
Think I've got post-holiday blues.... the constant pressure to make, make, make all the time is getting to me. Plus the depressing weather....and missing J........ I've always been pretty good at self-motivation - you have to be when you're self-employed and there's no-one else to 'bring home the bacon'. Eating rather too much chocolate to boost morale, oh dear..... A visit to the Tavistock Vintage and Textile Fair on Saturday will no doubt cheer me up, and then being with J on Valentines Day......x I do count my blessings every day.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Gosh, it's been a bit windy hasn't it?  I was kept awake during the early hours by the terrible sound of it rushing against the house. I did battle with the rotary washing line and after several attempts managed to peg out some sheets. I was half afraid the whole thing would just take off out of the ground! But I had to make the most of a sunny day after all the rain we've had. There's nothing like the smell of sheets that have dried in the sun and the wind.
 Much of my time over the last month has been spent in my studio at home stitching, a lot of it by hand, which I really enjoy.
 Today I've been making cards with the pottery sherds and shells I collected last week.
I've been writing my blog for exactly 6 years now. I have never been one for keeping a diary, but looking back through that first years' series of blog posts I realized that having a blog is just like keeping a diary, and one that is greatly enhanced by having all the visual images too. It's really nice to browse through your musings and see what you were getting up to a few years back, because you do forget. It's also interesting to see what posts get read the most; for a long time it was the one on 'Trevoole Farm Garden'; now that has been overtaken by 'Summer in February'. I wonder why?